WSCUC Accreditation

California State University, Bakersfield (CSUB), is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC, formerly known as WASC).

WSCUC is one of six regional associations that accredit public and private schools, colleges, and universities in the United States, as well as the territories of Guam, American Samoa, Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of Palau, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

New Process for Reaffirmation of Accreditation

After years of piloting, WSCUC has reshaped its multi-step institutional review process into a simpler two-step approach that includes only an Institutional Report and Offsite Review, followed by an Accreditation Visit on campus.  Click the links below to learn more.


Important Dates

  • FALL 2019:  WSCUC Accreditation Visit to CSUB
  • SPRING 2019:  WSCUC Offsite Review
  • SPRING 2019:  Institutional Report sent to WSCUC

CSUB WSCUC Steering Committee

Dr. Vernon Harper Associate Vice President for Academic Programs; Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO)
Dr. Vandana Kohli Associate Dean of Undergraduate and Graduate Studies; Director, Graduate Student Center; Vice Chair
Ms. Valari Kirkbride Administrative Coordinator, Academic Programs; Committee Support Liaison
Dr. Steve Bacon Dean, School of Social Sciences and Education
Dr. Deborah Boschini Chair, Department of Nursing; Chair, Academic Senate
Dr. James Drnek Associate Vice President for Student Affairs
Ms. Elizabeth Fergon Project Manager, University Advancement
Ms. Mariela Gomez ASI President and CEO (Student Member)
Dr. Kris Krishnan Assistant Vice President, IRPA
Dr. Jacqueline Mimms Associate Vice President, Enrollment Management
Ms. Michelle Ponci Benefits Coordinator, HR
Dr. Evelyn Young Spath                                  Executive Assistant to the President


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Learn More!

Visit WSCUC to learn more about the accreditation process.